Hasely Crawford Stadium

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Hasely Crawford Stadium
The Stadium
The Hasely Crawford Stadium in January 2013 during a track and field event
Location Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Owner Government of Trinidad and Tobago
Operator Ministry of Sports
Capacity 23,000
Surface Grass
Opened 12 June 1982[1]
Defence Force
San Juan Jabloteh
2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship

The Hasely Crawford Stadium, located in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, is named after Hasely Crawford, the first person from Trinidad and Tobago to win an Olympic gold medal. The National Stadium was inaugurated and formally opened by the Honourable G M Chambers PM of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago 12 June 1982. Currently the stadium has a capacity of 23,000 with the installation of individual seats however on 19 November 1989 Trinidad and Tobago played the USA in a winner takes all WC qualifying match in front of somewhere between 30,000 - 40,000 fans.[2]

The National Stadium, which is sometimes used by the national football team of Trinidad and Tobago, was officially designated The Hasely Crawford Stadium by Prime Minister Basdeo Panday on Monday 30 December 1996. It hosted the final of the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship. It also hosted games at the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.


Stadium – 23,000 persons VIP Room – 250 persons (theatre style)


Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation accessed 2006-06-11


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Coordinates: 10°39′41.48″N 61°31′58.92″W / 10.6615222°N 61.5330333°W / 10.6615222; -61.5330333